Cleaning your Warrenville rental home can feel intimidating, particularly if you’re not accustomed to deep cleaning. But every home should be deep cleaned regularly, however large or small it may be. It may be tempting to put off deep cleaning tasks, which may feel like it’s saving you some work in the short run. Then postponing important cleaning tasks may lead to feeling even more overwhelmed since the job gets larger and harder to get done correctly the longer you wait. Instead, consider creating a schedule and dividing the work into manageable tasks. Here are a few tips for making and sticking to a deep cleaning schedule for your home.
Make a List
Deep cleaning your rental home does not have to be intimidating if you break down the work into smaller tasks and set aside the time you’ll need to complete them. The best place to start is by determining what needs to be cleaned and how often.
First, list all the areas in your home that need deep cleaning. This may include rooms like the kitchen and bathroom, bedrooms, common areas, and surfaces like windows, walls, and carpets. Once you have a comprehensive list, you can start creating your schedule.
Create a Schedule
Next, understand how much time you need to complete each task and how often you should do them. For example, frequently used areas like kitchens and bathrooms should be deep cleaned more often, while other parts of the house, like carpets, baseboards, light fixtures, and so on, only need to be deep cleaned once or twice a year. Consider using a calendar or planner, which may be very helpful in this step. You can also use the checklist like the one found at this link to help make sure you don’t forget anything.
To ensure you don’t get overwhelmed, start by adding a few tasks to your calendar each week and then add more as you get used to the schedule. You can also break down each task into smaller steps so that it’s not as daunting. For example, deep cleaning an entire kitchen can feel like a huge project. Instead of tackling the whole room in one day, you might want to focus on cleaning the stovetop and oven one day and then scrubbing the fridge, floors, or cabinets the next day.
Sticking to Your Schedule
Lastly, the real test of a good deep cleaning schedule is how easy it is to keep following it. While it’s important to be realistic about what you can achieve in a week, try not to get too discouraged if you miss a day or two. Just pick up where you left off and continue following the schedule. Make sure to schedule some time for yourself each week to tidy up common areas like the living room and bedrooms. This will help keep your home feeling clean and inviting, even on the days when you’re not doing a deep clean.
If you’re fighting to keep up with your schedule, consider hiring a professional cleaning service to help out. They can handle the deep cleaning while you focus on other tasks, like work or taking care of your family.
By following these tips, you can create a deep cleaning schedule that won’t overwhelm you. And by sticking to it, you can keep your rental home looking its best.
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